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What a visit to the hairdresser will be like now: Expect to pay more... and you'll have to bring a mask

Northern Ireland salon owners tell Stephanie Bell how they're getting ready for 'the new normal'

Phone lines to hairdressing salons have been red hot since the Government announced they could reopen on July 6. The scramble to fit everyone in while also having to limit the number of clients on their premises has been among the biggest challenges facing salon owners.

After 15 weeks of closure, businesses have been working hard to put new government guidelines in place to keep staff and customers safe.

A fall in the number of clients will hit some salons hard and owners say that price rises have been inevitable to ensure the survival of their salons due to the lockdown.